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Tatouine | Jean-Christophe Rhel
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#threethings

3 new books
Old fashioned paper books.

One graphic novel. Crumbs
Volume 3 of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. I want them in paper because they are so so gorgeous.
My French novel for August.
#newarrivals

NovelGirl82 Oh Crumbs is on my list! 1mo
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Kuessipan | Naomi Fontaine
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Catching up.
#alphabetgame
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
❤️ these

kspenmoll Love love 2mo
writerlibrarian @kspenmoll we had a Mapplethorpe retrospective a few years ago and there was a whole room dedicated to his relationship with Patti Smith photographs, music and his art work. It was amazing. I had read the book a few months before. (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
kspenmoll @writerlibrarian That sounds like an fabulous exhibit!!!!! 2mo
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Black Ships | Jo Graham
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Catching up on the #alphabetgame
A mix of genre, new, old. That I would and have reread.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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#weeklyforecast

This is day 2 of my summer break. 3 weeks of nothing but reading. 😁
August is also ARC challenge month.
Let's see how many I can knock off the 📚

#AugustARCs

Cinfhen Ohhh, I forgot all about ARCs 🫢 Enjoy your next 3 weeks!!! I better go check my #NetGalley shelf 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the reminder 💜 2mo
Susanita Reading break! Sweet! 2mo
Andrew65 Enjoy your reading fest! 2mo
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#threethings make a post.

Thing 1 : Finished another ARC
Thing 2 : Started book 1 of a duology book 2 is the next ARC
Thing 3 : Reading with a sleepy cat

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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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Sweet, funny. As good as book 1. Luc and Oliver are still growing together despite the wacky situations. So many weddings. The inner insecurities, friends and families all contribute to make their journey to happiness an entertaining read. ☂️

This was a Netgalley ARC.

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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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Not helping my ARC 📚
But..but… they suggested it to me and I got in less than 5 minutes.

Husband Material is the perfect summer funny rom com.

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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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#weeklyforecast

DNF Booked on a Feeling
Enjoying Husband Material
Hoping to start These Violent Delights

Cinfhen I read and enjoyed this one!! Hope you do too 2mo
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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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#threethings make a post.
DNF on Booked on a feeling
Starting Alexis Hall
Watching Wang Yibo in Street Dance of China 4

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Slim #weeklyforecast.

Booked on a feeling is slow burn friends to lovers at a snail pace. Not so good so far.
I did get Alexis Hall's upcoming sequel to Boyfriend material. It's coming out on August 2nd. Hence I need to either finish Booked or give up on it.

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Station Eternity | Mur Lafferty
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#threethings make a post

Up to 31% on current book
New ARC
New nails

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#weeklyforecast

Still working on the ARC 📚

📖 Booked on a feeling
📕 Hana Khan carries on (from my 2021 pile)
📕 These Violent Delights ( I have book 2 in my ARC 📚) Also keeps feeding my 🇨🇳 thing

Have good vacation @Cinfhen
Wishing us all time to read this week.

Cinfhen Thanks @writerlibrarian hope you have a great week as well 💖 3mo
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Started this one. Available on July 26.
So far, it's a good contemporary romance
#arc

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The HFN YA I needed at this time. Light, funny with a pinch of teenaged angst. The leads are well rounded. I loved all the K-Pop settings. Not complacent and everything is great settings. I liked it a lot. Would love to read more from this author.

Netgalley ARC
#ya

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Three things make a post.
📚 still adorably cute, light. The book I need right now
🏒 end of Geno drama in Pittsburgh. Crosby said humm he's staying pay him.
Still feeding Wang Yibo thing.

#threethings

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I'm up to about 25% . It's adorably cute. Very YA. Just what I need. Light teenage angst and a pinch of rom com.

#ya #kpop #wangyibo

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#weeklyforecast

📖 Once upon a K-pop
📚 Booked on a feeling

Goal : complete the 2021-2022 ARC pile

Cinfhen I‘m working on that same goal!!!! Good luck ☘️ 3mo
CarolynM 👋 Nice to see you back 3mo
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Next in the 📚
Also it feeds my adjacent unhealthy binge of C-Drama.

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I liked the classic yet with a twist storyline. Both leads are interesting and loveable. I liked both of them, their bickering and more personal conversations. Both are resourceful and are used to get their way. The secondary characters start out slim but I found myself hoping that I will get to read Cecily‘s view and story, also Archie‘s and Aunt Dorothy‘s.

A good first novel.

I'm coming out of social network hibernation. 🤞🏻

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Jackdaw | KJ Charles
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This will be my 15 book read in January. The number of books I read last year. Feeling so much better and happy that reading is good again.
#hockey

Suet624 Yay!!! 8mo
writerlibrarian After one period, 🐧 trail the Wings 1-0. PPG from 59. So Jake shake tomorrow. 1-1. Back to trailing by 1. 2-1 Wings. 59 🚨 it's 2-2. We are in OT. Still 2-2. SO. 🐧 lose in SO. (edited) 8mo
merelybookish Oh, that's great news! 8mo
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Case of Possession | KJ Charles
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Back to back game. Columbus and its cannon are already behind.
#hockey

writerlibrarian Columbus 🚨a shorty 1 all. Columbus went ahead on a weird 🚨 with a minute to go and…87 tied it with 22 seconds to go. 2-2 (edited) 8mo
rabbitprincess I always cheer for Columbus when they‘re at home because I love that they have a cannon 😂 8mo
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Case of Possession | KJ Charles
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Penguin hockey tonight. Way too cold outside.

#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Dom Simon 🚨🙂 1 -0 🐧. Ottawa ties. 1-1. Geno 🚨 2-1 . 3-1 🐧. 87 on the PP and score with a back hand 4-1 🐧. It's now 5-1 (edited) 8mo
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Fence | C S Pacat
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Another « I'm late to the party » series. Read this during breakfast. I'm reading again. Finally. ?

#graphicnovel #lgbtq2

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Magpie Lord | KJ Charles
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Pickpick

Haven't read something this fast in well over a year.
Good : The plot. It keeps you reading. You want to know what happens next. There are no "dull" moments. The main characters are vivid, interesting and most of all for me, present. The world building is good. You slowly get the information as is Crane. Okay: The romance. I bought it. Still, it was quite fast and sudden. But that's me and it's knitpicking.
#romance

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Mehso-so

Two minds on this. This is the opening act of a very successful series. Ever more since the TV adaptation. It‘s very much of its time. Consent wasn‘t something even in the mind of the readers back in 2000. Not like now. I read the reviews before I got to the plot point that now sticks out like woah. More in the comments.

#romance

writerlibrarian See, I don‘t read Daphne has this really, really smart young woman. She‘s self-centered, loved without any restrictions by her large family. She‘s a good friend, a good sister but a naive young woman. That naivety is the anchor of the book, is the reason the drama exist in the book. Simon is closed off emotionally. His survival depended on this. He‘s a man of his time with a self awareness where self control is everything. (edited) 9mo
writerlibrarian This story is part old school romance where violence, rape were acceptable plot points and part something that was probably new and surprising at the time with characters that are self aware and have a different agency. The friendship between Daphne and Simon is adorable and how they interact and “court” is fun. 9mo
writerlibrarian Still, Daphne knows that her actions were wrong and feels some guilt but not enough to reconsider why they were wrong. Simon dismisses the actions, he got it coming. Sounds so familiar. Of course the reverse situation adds a layer of malaise for us reading this story in 2022.

It‘s a problematic story. Were it written now, I‘m not sure that plot point would be used.
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Memoires D'Hadrien | Marguerite Yourcenar
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Afternoon hockey. Dallas ⭐️. Hoping to get to the 169 page mark needed for January 20th. I'm at 155.

#hockey

writerlibrarian Dumo 🚨 1-0 🐧 Kappy in front of the 🥅 🚨. Quoting the old 29… Shoot the puck good things happen. 2-0 🐧. Dallas gets on the board. 2-1. Turn over 3-2 ⭐️ (edited) 9mo
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Histoire de la Rome antique: une introduction | Pierre-Luc Brisson, Mathieu Engerbeaud, Pascal Montlahuc
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Back to back game. Last night win was fab. You would think teams would know not to piss off Sid. Anyway. Making progress on the Yourcenar. Tonight it‘s non fiction and Flyers.

#hockey

writerlibrarian And 🐧 killed another penalty. 🚨on PP. Rust scores. Rust 🚨 again. 2-0 🐧. Jake shake tomorrow. 3-0 🐧. Philly gets one. 3-1. E-Rod 🚨 on a break away. Almost last nail in Philly's coffin. 🐧 scores again. 5-1. Jake again after a save by Jarry. Boyle 🚨 short handed. 6-1. 6-2. See you Saturday in Dallas. (edited) 9mo
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Memoires D'Hadrien | Marguerite Yourcenar
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2022. New year. Still listening to hockey. ? lead the ? 6-2 after 2 periods.
My book for January is Yourcenar's Mémoires d'Hadrien. This is the impossible reading challenge from the French CBC.

Happy new year.
#hockey

writerlibrarian Hey, it's 6-4. 🦈 are still alive. They are biting hard. 6-5. E-Rod got his first 🎩 trick. 7-5 Less than 2 m. Jake shake and 2 🎩 tricks. Rusty got his third goal. 8-5. (edited) 9mo
llwheeler Impossible reading challenge? I'm intrigued, this book has been on my tbr for a long time. Do you have a link? 9mo
writerlibrarian @llwheeler The challenge is part of French CBC radio show Plus on est de fous plus on lit. There's a facebook group, a coach, etc. It's all in French https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/plus-on-est-de-fous-plus-on... 9mo
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writerlibrarian @llwheeler if you decided to try the book. One of the best advice the coach gave is to start with reading Yourcenar's notes usually at the end of most edition. It's good advice. 9mo
llwheeler Merci! I'll have to check if my edition has notes in it or not... I had no idea this was considered such a hard read 😅 9mo
rwmg I've only ever read it in English and although it's one of my favourite books I can imagine it would be hard reading it in a language you're not so totally fluent in. 9mo
writerlibrarian @llwheeler I think it's the whole historical context that's the major hurdle with this book. That's what came out during the discussions on the radio show. 9mo
writerlibrarian @rwmg French is my first language. I think it's more the level of erudition and the historical context that are difficult. It's been on my TRP forever. I wanted to challenge himself to start reading again. 9mo
llwheeler Maybe I'll be okay then, since I studied classics in school. Now I'm curious to give it a try, I might bump it up on my list. 9mo
CarolynM Makes me happy to see a reading and watching hockey post from you once again 😃 9mo
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Hi… it's been a while. 2021 was… well.. all my spoons went to getting through each day one day at a time. 2021 is the year I read the least books ever. I'm at 13, hoping getting to 15 maybe.

I found 2021 harder than 2020. Work was intense, demanding and completely bonkers every single week. I come home and just sit and don't want to do nothing other than sit, listen to podcast or radio. Tv is not much.

I did finish the new Lady Sherlock. 🥰

tournevis Welcome back! 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘

To be fair, I was barely here too. For me too it's been worse that 2020. I have never had a more intense work year in my entire live and that includes the year of my comprehensive exams where I had to read, understand, and synthesize 15000 pages of history studies and theory in the span of 10 months.
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LeahBergen It‘s so good to see you back again. ❤️ 9mo
merelybookish Welcome back! I've missed your book + hockey posts. 9mo
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Librarybelle Welcome back! 9mo
CarolynM I'm sorry you've had such a hard year. Hope the next one is better. I've missed your posts, especially during the last 7 Penguins games😉🙂 9mo
Bookzombie Welcome back! 💗 My husband and I talk all the time about how we feel like 2021 has been worse than 2020. I hope the books you read were all enjoyable and the next year is better. 9mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Monday hockey. Quite welcome. My day was long and hectic. Adorably funny book so far.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Off the back wall and put into the net. 1-0 🐧. On a rebound NY 🚨. PP 🚨 puts NY ahead with 8 m to go (edited) 2y
CarolynM 👋 I miss seeing your posts, even when it's not hockey season. Hope all is well. 13mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Next one in the 📚. Such a beautiful cover. Netgalley ARC. Looks like lots of fun.
#netgalley. #romcom

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It feels a lot like a first book. Lots of good ideas but the execution is lacking a bit. The pace of the plot felt off to me. It got going than stopped abruptly and lingered then got going again. I liked the main characters Marion and Bill I got a feel of them. What they wanted, what they were about. The secondary characters were more prop to the story then full fledged characters. #netgalley #mystery

writerlibrarian The idea is interesting, a secret organization doing business from the underground of London. The links to the historical timeline are teasingly well done (Bletchley, the weapon's race, etc.) and inserted in this somewhat alternate world that has potential.

Very much a first book that delivered less then promised.

This was a NetGalley ARC.
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Hockey night. Should finish this tonight.
#readingandlisteningtohockey

writerlibrarian 🐧 and the B's are tied at 1. Boston went ahead right at the end of the first. 🐧 are down 3-1 (edited) 2y
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I passed the 75% mark. It feels a lot like a first book. Lots of good ideas but the execution is lacking a bit.
🐧 in Boston. They are on a losing streak when playing at the Garden. They are 0-10 since Sullivan became HC.
#readingandlisteningtohockey

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Penguin's hockey. I'm almost at 60%. It's interesting but the slow pace is bugging me a little. Also my reading companion is adorable.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Game on. Rangers get in the board first. On a break away Rust ties the game. 🐧 💜 (edited) 2y
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Hockey night. I'm at 50% on this ARC. It's interesting but has a lot of shades of Potter's universe. It's making me twitch.
Happy Friday.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Game on. It's Alexis Lafreniere's first game against his idol, #87. It's also P.O. Joseph first game in the NHL. 🐧 🚨. 71 has an 🍎 Letang in the sin bin. 🐧 on penalty kill. After one period, 🐧 lead 1-0. Rangers tie after a PP. 3 penalty on the 🐧 Rangers 🚨 2-1 and another 🚨3-1 NY. 3 🚨 in 3 minutes. At the start of the third 🐧 down by 1. Rangers lead 3-2. Teddy tied. 3 all. 3 minutes to go. After OT it's shoot out. 4-3 🐧 win. (edited) 2y
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Afternoon game. Against the Caps. I'm up to 30% and the plot is getting really interesting.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 🐧 first on the board. Caps tie then Ovi 🚨 is first of the season. 2-1 Caps. 🐧 tie with a weird one. Caps PP 🚨 sneaky Nicky then Dragon in the slot 🚨they are now tied at 3. We are in OT. Now SO. 🐧 💜 (edited) 2y
Augustdana I‘m so torn about shoot outs, but this one ended with their first win of the season so I‘m ok with it now 🤣🤣 2y
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Friday night hockey. 🐧 💜
Sid and his hockey sticks https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1350209065780211712?s=21

My book is good too.

Perfect Friday.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Pens Flyers there are always fireworks. 3-2 Flyers after one. Still 3-2 after two but lots of sin bin trips. One too many trips to the sin bin 4-2 Flyers. 🐧 lose 💔 (edited) 2y
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Hockey is back!!! So is my #readingandwatchinghockey tag.
Hockey is back!!!

LeahBergen My team is up tomorrow night! 🔥 2y
CarolynM Ugh! 2y
writerlibrarian Game on. 🐧 draw first blood. 1-0 Pens. Flyers tie on PP. 1-1. 🐧 are taking dumb penalties. 2-1 Flyers. Sid ties 2-2 Crazy goal. Flyers take back the lead. 3-2 with 1 m to the second period. 😕. 🐧 tie the game. Flyers answer right back 4-3. In am other game Suzuki 🚨 points for my hockey pool. 2 goals in 30s 6-3 Flyers 2y
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Steampunk thriller in the 1950s London. I'm starting on my ARC pile.
So far interesting.

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Pickpick

Things I liked : the food. Really the Toronto food scene is the star of the story. Amy. So much love for her. She knows herself, knows what she wants. Two adults connecting.

This is not a plot driven story. That kinda bugged me for reasons I still don't understand.
#romantsy

Gissy Is that coffee? Looks delicious! 2y
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#12booksof2020
Day 11 and 12
Both set in London. My favourites covers of the year.

maich I want to read Boyfriend Material. 2y
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Feel good historical cozy. Start with book 1 and enjoy the journey. Top 3 of my 2020 ARC.
#12booksof2020

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Shadow Puppet | Georges Simenon
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Domestic noir at its very best. Small minds, small lives. The lives of people full of the scent of envy, greed, desperation on a small scale.
#12booksof2020. #domesticnoir

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2020 was like deserted land with a few oasis along the way. Only an handful of books but good ones. All of them. Reading in 2020 was spare but rewarding all the same.

umbrellagirl I loved Pepperharrow! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Pepperharrow 💔 it‘s been months and I‘m still thinking about it 2y
writerlibrarian @umbrellagirl @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I am so happy that Mori and Thaniel's universe exists. 🥰 2y
Gissy Great!!!📚📚📚👏👏👏👏🎉🎊 2y
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Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie
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First #goodthing of 2021. Today, January 1 is Public Domain Day. A really good day for librarian, reader, writers...
Here are some of the books of 2021. You can read more at https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2021/

I've already read a few of these. I'm putting the Agatha Christie on my 2021 list.

alisiakae There are some great books entering the public domain this year! 2y
writerlibrarian Yes! One of them is on my top 5 books. I might reread Woolf this year too. 2y
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Dog Will Have His Day | Fred Vargas
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My yearly Vargas. Only this year since there aren't many left for me to read.
The plot is vintage Vargas where the journey to discovering the culprit is more important than the reveal.
#12booksof2020

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This was a new twist on noir for me.
Good and quick read.
#12booksof2020

Andrew65 A popular book. 2y
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We see, feel, almost smell the life in this basti where poverty, corruption, surviving are an everyday challenge through the eyes of the 9 years old narrator. The POV never varies. Not an easy read but a worthwhile one.
#12booksof2020

Andrew65 Looks worth exploring. 2y
Larkken I loved this one, too 💔 2y
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This book kept me reading at a time when it seems I couldn't. It broke my heart again, like the first book but I can't wait to read the last one. I love my gang of broken thieves.

Start with The Gilded Wolves then run with The Silvered Serpents.
#12booksof2020

Andrew65 Stacked! 2y
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